Brownies23rd Wokingham Methodist Brownie Pack

Brownies are wonderful!

Brownies this term has started in earnest on the new Brownie Programme which was released over the summer.  The girls have enjoyed the variety of new activities on the themes of 'Know Myself', 'Express Myself', 'Be Well', 'Have Adventures', 'Take Action' and 'Skills for my Future'.  We have travelled round the world, learnt how to use screws and nails, made outfits from rubbish and explored how to get a good night's sleep among other activties this term.

Last term Brownies worked towards a variety of badges on the old programme, including Agility, Brownie Traditions and Science Investigator which included activities such as taste testing honey, Batiking fabric to dye with dyes we made in Brownies and making popcorn over a candle.  We also enjoyed some workshops from Life's Little Bugs on Flu and Tummy Bugs and Hum Bug and an evening of decorating cakes.

We really appreciate the fantastic facilities of the Bradbury Centre.

Any girls interested in joining Brownies should register their interest on the Girlguiding website.  We do currently have spaces available.  We would also heartily welcome anyone who would like to help, either on a regular basis or to teach a particular skill.

Bethany Reece-Smith
March 2019

3rd Wokingham (Methodist) Guide Company

There are 12 Guides in the unit, between 10 and 14 years old.  Some of the older Guides have recently moved up to Rangers, and we now have a second leader, so we would welcome new girls wanting to join us.

During the year we have embraced the new Girlguiding programme which encompasses new activities and badges.  The girls have thrown themselves into this and many have achieved or are working towards badges such as Photography, Mixology and Vlogging.  We have enjoyed serving our community by helping at the Church café one Saturday morning each term, by visiting the residents at Suffolk Lodge for a singsong once each term and helping at the Ambleside Children's Centre fete.

We have enjoyed outings to Coral Reef Water World, Christmas Shopping at the Oracle, The Big Gig at Wembley Arena and the Swallowfield Pantomime.  Ten girls and two leaders had a fantastic time over the August Bank Holiday weekend at Wellies & Wristbands, a music and activities festival held at Girlguiding's Foxlease Centre in the New Forest.

Our Friday evening meeting have included building shelters in the woods from natural materials, coming up with designs for improvements for Wokingham centre, learning about Dementia and how to support people with Dementia and various cookery sessions.  We also had great fun creating a 'Guiding Angel' for the Festival of Angels.

GuidesLogoBWe really appreciate the fantastic facilities of the Bradbury Centre.

Any girls interested in joining Guides should register their interest on the Girlguiding website.  We would also heartily welcome anyone who would like to help, either on a regular basis or to teach a particular skill.

Nicole Bennett and Hilary Roberts
February 2019